A brief history of the sport of darts.
The popular belief is that darts was created as a result of the boredom of being a warrior in medieval times. During downtime between battles, soldiers would challenge each other to games of throwing short spears at a thin slice of a felled tree. The age rings in the wood and the cracks that developed from drying created a simple likeness of a modern dart board comprised of multiple lines and many different scoring areas. The game became quite popular in the middle ages as it was used to keep soldiers’ throwing arms in practice.
A game for everyone.
The sport of darts eventually became more widespread and even noblemen would be known to shoot a round from time to time. In fact, history shows that England’s King Henry VIII was given a set of darts as a gift. The game as we know it was in jeopardy of being changed over the years. People tried many different variations such as using a blowpipe to direct the dart. Some Scandinavians still play a version of darts by throwing foot long small spears from several yards away.
A game that almost never was.
As it grew in popularity, the game of darts has defeated multiple attempts to have it banned. Many people believed that darts was a game of chance and not a game of skill, so it had to be settled in a courtroom in 1908. The game was banned in Scotland as a corrupt influence but the public outcry made it short-lived.
The modern game of darts.
Today the sport is most popular in Britain where there are millions of players and thousands of registered clubs, however it’s quickly becoming an international pastime. The game is popular in the Netherlands, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. In the U.S. hundreds of thousands of dartboards are sold every year and millions of Americans play darts every week.
History of Danang
Between the sixteenth century, when Hoi An was a bustling trade hub in the south, Danang was the position of the port, transshipment and repair boats.
In early twentieth century, Tourane was French built into a Western-style urban. Social infrastructure, production techniques are invested. The manufacturing industries and business are formed and developed: Production agriculture, handicrafts, processed exports (tea, food, food, soft drinks, ice, wine, fish sauce, dried fish), boat repair, service business. Along with Hai Phong and Sai Gon, Tourane became an important commercial center of the country.
In 1950, France returned to Da Nang for Bao Dai government.
May 3/1965 units US marines landed in Da Nang and established here a military base large mixed. In 1967, US-puppet Danang city is set centrally and define the goal of building Danang into a political, military, cultural, for the first and second strategy. US to build at Danang military bases and infrastructure: airports, ports, warehouses, roads, public facilities, communication facility, bank credit up.
Hoa Khanh industrial zone producing oxygen, acetylene, washing powder, milling, textile … in this period of industrial development at a higher level: the industrial complex alternative to the construction crafts. However, the war has left serious consequences, hundreds of thousands of peasants have to run to the refugee camps, urban slums; social evils increased and production is not growing.
In 1975, peace was restored, Danang (the cities of Quang Nam – Da Nang) started to restore the severe consequences of war. Although still very difficult but the recovery and development of the city has achieved many accomplishments, particularly the renovation period, after 1986.
Regarding administrative boundaries, new Danang include ago, Hoa Vang and Hoang Sa Island District
On 11/06/1996 at the 10th session, the National Assembly passed Resolution IX allows Quang Nam split into Danang centrally.